This Year's Flu Season is Unpredictable

With the seasons changing and temperatures dropping, you could be seeing your sick days diminishing as well.

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season was the deadliest in four decades, following the death of 80,000 Americans from flu related illness. 

In previous year's, those numbers hovered around 12,000- 56,000 victims. 

Flu vaccines are created based on what last year’s flu strain looked like as well as what is happening on the other side of the world.

As our Eastern neighbor's exit flu season, we’re about to enter it.

While washing your hands and good hygiene make a big difference, getting the flu shot could be the difference between life and death.

"The vaccine, it does save lives. It might not prevent you from getting the influenza illness entirely, but it does save lives," says Bowen Trystianson, a Public Health Nurse at the CCHD. 

While getting the flu shot might not completely prevent you from getting sick, it could potentially be the difference between a visit to the hospital and being able to treat it at home. 

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